Arena, Halpin Collect D3baseball.com All-Region Honors

Arena, Halpin Collect D3baseball.com All-Region Honors

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Following a historic campaign that ended in the NCAA Tournament Harwich Regional Final, Babson College had a pair of players named to the D3baseball.com All-New England teams on Tuesday. Junior Ryan Arena (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) garnered first-team honors, while senior Jack Halpin (Glastonbury, Conn.) earned a third-team selection.

One of the nation's top power hitters, Arena stated 40 games and batted .331 with a single-season program record 13 home runs to go along with 12 doubles, 34 runs scored and 36 runs batted in. He tied for third in Division III in homers, led the Beavers in slugging percentage (.682) and was second on the team in both RBI and walks (19). Arena had at least one hit in 15 of Babson's final 17 games and drove in at least one run in 15 of his final 16 outings.

The only Beaver to start all 44 games this season, Halpin collected the first D3baseball.com all-region honor of his career after batting .342 with 11 extra-base hits, 34 runs scored and 39 runs batted in. He led the team in hits (65), runs scored and runs batted in, and produced 12 of his team-high 23 multi-hit games over Babson's final 16 contests.

Halpin, who had at least one knock in 19 of his final 20 starts, ranks first in program history in hits (201), third in both RBI (124) and total bases (282), sixth in doubles (36) and eighth in batting average (.354).

Babson (29-15), which set a new school record for wins in a season, won a share of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season title and captured its first conference tournament championship since 2009 earlier this month.

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